A convicted felon is behind bars once again, accused of pistol-whipping his girlfriend.

Armando James Perez, 29, was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Monday on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the June 19 incident.

According to an arrest affidavit, Perez’s girlfriend said she was arguing with Perez at a residence in the 2700 block of Cross Timber Drive when he pointed a handgun at her.

He then hit her in the head with the gun.

The woman said Perez then fired a single shot into the ceiling.

A witness also saw Perez strike his girlfriend with the gun and fire it inside the residence. Police searched the residence and located a semiautomatic handgun.

Perez was previously convicted of felony drug possession and distribution charges in 2007.

He was sentenced to 18 years in prison but was paroled in 2010.

He was still on parole when the alleged assault occurred, police said. Perez’s bail was set at $150,000.

Cooke also arraigned the following individuals on unrelated charges Monday:

Kevin Lewis Caldwell, 35, on a charge of evading arrest or detention in a vehicle. Caldwell’s bail was set at $20,000.

Keenen Markie Coty, 21, on a charge of theft of a firearm. Coty’s bail was set at $50,000.

Frank Herbert Hill, 36, on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of DWLI without financial responsibility. Hill’s total bail was set at $53,000.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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